Spot on, in a way it's good to have a challenge like City because it's going to force us to sink or swim.City are a solid team, no doubt about that.
But this is how it is if you want to challenge for the title. You have to go out there and beat your closest rival who are normally right up there in terms of ability. We cannot be weak and have to step up our game. It is the next level in our development as a team, and also the hardest. It is as much a mental hurdle as it is physical. During Fergie’s time, we believe we could beat anyone on our day - we need to get to this level of belief before we can consider seriously challenging for the title.